|Born|| 1940 (age 77–78)|
|Alma mater|| St. John's College, Oxford University |
|Spouse(s)||Helen Harbison (1944-8), Mary Nolan|
|Children||Emma and Rafi|
|Fields||History of Iran|
|Institutions|| Princeton University |
New York University
The City University of New York
|Thesis||Social Bases of Iranian Politics: The Tudeh Party, 1941–53 (1969)|
|Academic advisors||Keith Thomas|
|Doctoral students||Touraj Atabaki|
|Influences||George Rudé, E. P. Thompson, Christopher Hill, Eric Hobsbawm|
Ervand Abrahamian (Armenian : Երուանդ Աբրահամեան; Persian : یرواند آبراهامیان) is a historian of Middle Eastern and particularly Iranian history.
Born in Tehran to Iranian-Armenian parents and raised in England, he received his M.A. at Oxford University and his Ph.D. at Columbia University. He teaches at the City University of New York (CUNY) where he is Distinguished Professor of History at Baruch College and the CUNY Graduate Center. He has taught at Princeton University, New York University and Oxford University. Abrahamian was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2010.
He has appeared as a guest on such shows as Charlie Roseand World Focus, speaking on contemporary Iranian politics.
Abrahamian served as the vice chairperson of the 'Committee to Defend Artistic and Intellectual Freedom in Iran' (CAIFI), whose chairperson was Reza Baraheni as of March 1976. The organization was "a minor SWP front" according to a report by Larry McDonald.
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